Working from home

As you may well have guessed I am from Melbourne, yes most of us dress in black and obsess over a good coffee, we are also cut off from the rest of Australia yet again at the moment.  

During the first wave of this pandemic, I was lucky enough to work from home and actually feel that I did well with it.   I even went for my motorcyle license during this time.  I work at a high school as an integration aide.  Now we are in lockdown 6 which has been extended for the second time,   Each time we return to face to face learning I get nervous.  Soon, not doubt, we will be back to "uncertain times" and I am so sick of hearing "we are all in this together" as I don't think we are, but I do realise that we need to follow the rules in order to save lives and I am happy to do whatever it takes and I don't even want to start with the "blame game"uggh!!  Life happens, move on people!

During the first wave, (God only knows what wave we are now), my younger son's wedding was postponed. He managed to get married between lockdowns though.  I can't see my father and brother for another not sure how many weeks either, not to mention my own kids, nor can I go to the gym.  My 50th was cancelled, we were going to have an 80's disco theme with smoke machine jukebox, flashing lights, dance floor, disco ball, the works. And it looks like number 51 is cancelled too!  So yes I am suffering too.

So this brings me to the fact that I am working at home again, so I will show you what worked for me last time, and hopefully if I am working from home again works for me this time.

First of all, and most important, find positivity wherever you can.

Online shopping is so much fun and amazing, just know your sizes.  I managed to redo my wardrobe, and on a tight budget with designer clothes.  Also, many of the clothing sites, such as Mimco, Country Road and Witchery have a further percent off sale.  Take advantage of these sales as you are often getting about 70% off and seriously you can't get clothes from Kmart at this quality and they are almost as cheap as Kmart or Target clothes.  If you are going to buy clothes online make sure they are from a site you trust.  I have had many a wardrobe fail from Wish....omggg, a dress that showed my butt cheeks it was so short and a pair of boots that didn't fit and smelt weird.

Ok so I can't go to the gym, so I now go for a run outside and do HIIT (High intensiity interval training) through my iphone in the comfort of my loungeroom, I can even watch the sunrise while I do this.  After last lockdown I did cancel my gym membership as Hubby lost his job, but I feel that training from home actually gives me more options and I like the fact that I dont have to talk to anyone when I do my workouts.

I will admit, that yes I used to get my nails, lashes and hair done, so I took my false nails off, and surprise, natural nails do look cool and it is easy to paint them yourself, even fun.  I took my lashes off with eye makeup remover and my natural lashes are fine.  I now even dye my own hair and prefer the colour I have gone now.

I am in a book club, and we are a crazy bunch who all get along well, we did this online, and still had a lot of laughs trying to change backgrounds and swapping book ideas.

The roads are also alot quieter which is wonderful for me when riding my motorbike to get supplies, there is virually no road rage (except around 7am, crazy tradie hour, I swear those people leave the house and get on the road when they are still asleep).

On a more practical not, being able to get my washing done while I am working is also great.